Rockville, Queensland

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Rockville
ToowoombaQueensland
Coordinates 27°32′10″S 151°56′20″E / 27.536°S 151.939°E / -27.536; 151.939Coordinates: 27°32′10″S 151°56′20″E / 27.536°S 151.939°E / -27.536; 151.939
Population 3,303 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 1,570/km2 (4,070/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 4 km (2 mi) NW of Toowoomba
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Toowoomba North
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Rockville:
Cranley Cranley Harlaxton
Wilsonton Rockville Harlaxton
Wilsonton Newtown North Toowoomba

Rockville is a suburb of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, located 4 kilometres (2 mi) north-west of the city centre.

Rockville was named after Rockville Estate, consisting of 114 allotments in the area ranging from 2,000 square metres (22,000 sq ft) to 20,000 square metres (220,000 sq ft), which itself was named after Rockville House. The suburb was officially named in 1981.[2]

The eastern edge of the suburb is home to an industrial area. Rockville State School (1922), Leslie Research Centre and St Andrew's Private Hospital are other features within its boundaries.

Demographics[edit]

Rockville is among the least socio-economically advantaged suburbs of Toowoomba; at the 2006 census, residents had a median individual income of $388, compared with $448 for the Toowoomba statistical district, and a median family income of $921 compared to $1,116.[1][3] The suburb had a SEIFA score of 908, placing it below all other suburbs in the district except Harlaxton.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Rockville (Toowoomba City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Department of Environment and Resource Management. "Place name details — Rockville". Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical District)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 March 2009). "2033.0.55.001 - Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia - Data only, 2006". Retrieved 5 June 2011.